RBL36 / RBL36B
36V CORDLESS BLOWER
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
Important!
It is essential that you read the instructions in this manual before operating this
machine.
RBL36 / RBL36B
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English (Original Instructions)
„„ Use only genuine replacement parts and accessories.
„„ Store the appliance only in a dry place.
Your machine has been engineered and manufactured to
Ryobi’s high standard for dependability, ease of operation,
and operator safety. When properly cared for, it will give
you years of trouble-free performance.
WARNING
Thank you for buying a Ryobi product.
Use only the manufacturer’s replacement parts. Failure
to do so may cause poor performance, possible injury
and may void your warranty.
GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS
WARNING
The term "power tool" in the warnings refers to your
mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated
(cordless) power tool.
When using battery operated tools basic safety
precautions should always be followed to reduce
the risk of fire, leaking batteries and personal injury,
including the following.
Work area safety
„„ Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark
areas invite accidents.
„„ Do not touch the fan when operating this unit.
„„ Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or
dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the
dust or fumes.
„„ Keep the handles dry and clean.
Training
„„ Read the instructions carefully be familiar with the
controls and the proper use of the appliance.
„„ Keep children and bystanders away while operating a
power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
„„ Never allow children to use the appliance.
Electrical safety
„„ Never allow people unfamiliar with these instructions
use the appliance. Local regulations may restrict the
age of the operator.
„„ Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces,
such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators.
There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body
is earthed or grounded.
„„ Never operate the appliance while people especially
children, or pets are nearby.
„„ Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of
electric shock.
„„ The operator or user is responsible for accidents or
hazards occurring to other people or their properly.
Preparation
Personal safety
„„ While operating the appliance, always wear substantial
footwear and long trousers.
„„ Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery that can be
drawn into the air inlet. Keep long hair away from the
air inlets.
„„ Wear protective goggles while operating.
„„ Wearing a face mask is recommended to prevent dust
inhalation or irritation.
Operation
„„ Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common
sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a
power tool while you are tired or under the influence of
drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention
while operating power tools may result in serious
personal injury.
„„ Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye
protection. Protective equipment such as a dust mask,
non-skid safety shoes, hard hat or hearing protection
used appropriately will reduce personal injuries.
„„ Operate the appliance only in daylight or in good
artificial light.
„„ Do not overreach and keep your balance at all times.
„„ Always be sure of your footing on steps.
„„ Walk, never run.
„„ Keep all cooling air inlets clear of debris.
„„ Never blow debris in the direction of bystanders.
„„ Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is
in the off-position before connecting to power source
and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool.
Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or
energising power tools that have the switch on invites
accidents.
„„ Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning
the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to
a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal
injury.
Maintenance and storage
„„ Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure the
appliance is in safe working condition.
„„ Replace worn or damaged parts.
„„ Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at
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all times. This enables better control of the power tool
in unexpected situations.
Service
„„ Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair
person using only identical replacement parts. This will
ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
„„ Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery.
Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving
parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be
caught in moving parts.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. REFER TO THEM
FREQUENTLY AND USE THEM TO INSTRUCT OTHERS
WHO MAY USE THIS UNIT. IF YOU LOAN SOMEONE
THIS UNIT, LOAN THEM THESE INSTRUCTIONS ALSO.
Power tool use and care
„„ Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power
tool for your application. The correct power tool will
do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was
designed.
„„ Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn
it on and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled
with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
„„ Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and
do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or
these instructions to operate the power tool. Power
tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
„„ Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or
binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any
other condition that may affect the power tool’s
operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired
before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly
maintained power tools.
„„ Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly
maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are
less likely to bind and are easier to control.
„„ Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc. in
accordance with these instructions, taking into account
the working conditions and the work to be performed.
Use of the power tool for operations different from
those intended could result in a hazardous situation.
Battery tool use and care
„„ Recharge only with the charger specified by the
manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for one type of
battery pack may create a risk of fire when used with
another battery pack.
„„ Use power tools only with specifically designated
battery packs. Use of any other battery packs may
create a risk of injury and fire.
„„ When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from
other metal objects, like paper clips, coins, keys, nails,
screws or other small metal objects, that can make a
connection from one terminal to another. Shorting the
battery terminals together may cause burns or a fire.
„„ Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from
the battery; avoid contact. If contact accidentally
occurs, flush with water. If liquid contacts eyes,
additionally seek medical help. Liquid ejected from the
battery may cause irritation or burns.
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SYMBOLS
Some of the following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and understand their meaning. Proper
interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer.
SYMBOL
NAME
DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION
Safety Alert
Precautions that involve your safety.
Read The Operator’s
Manual
Read the operation manual and follow all warnings and safety
instructions.
Eyes and ears protection
Wear eye protection and ear protection.
Ricochet alert
Thrown objects can ricochet and result in personal injury or
property damage. Wear protective clothing and boots.
Keep bystanders away
Keep all bystanders, especially children and pets, at least 15m
from the operating area.
Do not touch the fan.
Do not touch the fan when operating this unit.
Wet conditions alert
Do not expose to rain or damp conditions.
The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product.
SYMBOL
SIGNAL
MEANING
DANGER:
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided,
may result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION:
(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation that may result
in property damage.
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Specifications
ASSEMBLING THE BLOWER TUBE
Model
RBL36
Motor
36 Volt DC
Air Velocity
160km/h - 250 km/h
Measured sound
pressure level
LPA: 73.0 dB(A), KPA: 2 dB(A)
Measured sound
power level
LWA: 89.4 dB(A), KWA: 2 dB(A)
Vibration
ah= 0.42 m/s2, K=1.5 m/s2
Weight
3.27 kg
(with battery)
1.9 kg
(without battery)
Battery Pack
BPL3626
not included
Charger
BCL3620
not included
See Figure 2.
RBL36B
„„ With the logo area facing up, slide the blower tube
over the outlet on the blower housing while pressing
down on the tube latch.
„„ Slide blower tube over housing outlet until the tube
latch locks into place through the opening in the
blower tube.
„„ For clearing wet leaves or heavier debris, install the
high speed nozzle by connecting it to the blower tube
outlet. Make sure the nozzle snaps over the nozzle tab
to secure it in place.
OPERATION
WARNING
Do not allow familiarity with tools to make you careless.
Remember that a careless fraction of a second is
sufficient to inflict serious injury.
Description
1. Handle
2. Variable speed trigger
3. Battery pack (For RBL36 only)
4. Battery latch button
5. Tube latch
6. Blower housing outlet
7. Blower tube
8. Nozzle tab
9. Blower tube outlet
10.High speed nozzle
INTENDED USE
You may use this tool for the purposes listed below:
„„ Clearing hard surfaces such as driveways and
walkways.
„„ Keeping driveways, garages, and decks free from
leaves, pine needles, and other small debris.
WARNING
Not intended for use other than what is listed above.
KNOW YOUR blower
See Figure 1.
For complete charging instructions, refer to the
Operator’s Manuals for your Ryobi battery pack and
charger models.
The safe use of this product requires an understanding
of the information on the blower and in this operator’s
manual as well as a knowledge of the project you are
attempting. Before use of this product, familiarize yourself
with all operating features and safety rules.
NOTE: To avoid serious personal injury, always remove
the battery pack and keep hands clear of the variable
speed trigger when carrying or transporting the tool.
BLOWER TUBE
TO INSTALL BATTERY PACK
The blower tube can be installed on the blower without
using any tools.
See Figure 3.
„„ Place the battery pack in the blower. Align raised rib
on battery pack with grooves in the blower’s battery
port.
ASSEMBLY
„„ Make sure the latch on bottom of the battery pack
snaps in place and that battery pack is secured in the
blower before beginning operation.
WARNING
To prevent accidental starting that could cause serious
personal injury, always remove the battery pack from
the blower when assembling parts.
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MAINTENANCE BLADES
CAUTION
When placing battery pack in the blower, be sure the
raised ribs on the battery pack align with the grooves
in the top of the blower. Make sure the battery is fully
seated, and it latches into place properly. Improper
installation of the battery pack can cause damage to
internal components.
WARNING
When servicing use only identical replacement parts.
Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause
product damage.
Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most
plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of
commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use.
Use clean cloths to remove dirt, dust, oil, grease, etc.
TO REMOVE BATTERY PACK
See Figure 3.
„„ Release the variable speed trigger (item 2) to stop the
blower.
WARNING
„„ Press and hold the button at the bottom of the battery
pack.
Do not at any time let brake fluids, fuels, petroleum
based products, penetrating oils, etc. come in contact
with plastic parts. They contain chemicals that can
damage, weaken or destroy plastic.
„„ Remove battery pack from the blower.
Starting/stopping the blower
See Figure 4.
„„ To start the blower, pull in and hold the variable speed
trigger (item 2). The further the trigger is pulled in, the
stronger the air velocity.
WARNING
Do not attempt to modify this tool or create accessories
not recommended for use with this tool. Any such
alteration or modification is misuse and could result
in a hazardous condition leading to possible serious
personal injury.
„„ To stop the blower, just release the variable speed
trigger.
WARNING
Battery tools are always in operating condition.
Therefore, operation trigger switch should always be in
the OFF (released) position when not in use or carrying/
moving the tool.
WARNING
To avoid serious personal injury, always remove the
battery pack from the tool when cleaning or performing
any maintenance.
OPERATING THE BLOWER
See Figure 5.
STORING THE BLOWER
„„ To keep from scattering debris, blow around the outer
edges of a debris pile. Never blow directly into the
center of a pile.
Clean the blower thoroughly before storing. Store the
blower in a dry, well-ventilated place that is inaccessible
to children. Keep away from corrosive agents such as
garden chemicals and de-icing salts.
„„ To reduce sound levels, limit the number of pieces of
equipment used at any one time.
„„ Store and charge your batteries in a cool area.
Temperatures above or below normal room
temperature will shorten battery pack life.
„„ Use rakes and brooms to loosen debris before
blowing. In dusty conditions, slightly dampen surfaces
when water is available.
„„ Never store batteries in a discharged condition. Wait
for battery pack to cool and fully charge immediately.
„„ Conserve water by using power blowers instead
of hoses for many lawn and garden applications,
including areas such as gutters, screens, patios, grills,
porches, and gardens.
„„ All batteries gradually lose their charge. The higher the
temperature, the quicker they lose their charge. If you
store your unit for long periods of time without using
it, recharge the batteries every month or two. This
practice will prolong battery pack life.
„„ Watch out for children, pets, open windows, or freshly
washed cars, and blow debris safely away.
„„ After using blowers or other equipment, CLEAN UP!
Dispose of debris properly.
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DISPOSAL
Waste electrical products should not be
disposed of together with household waste.
Please recycle where facilities exist. Check
with your local authority or retailer for recycling
advice.
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Subject to the guarantee condition below, this Ryobi
tool (hereinafter called “the product”) is guaranteed by
TECHTRONIC INDUSTRIES AUSTRALIA PTY
LIMITED (hereinafter called “the Company”) to be free
from defects in material or workmanship for a period
of 24 months from the date of original purchase
covering both parts and labour. Under the terms of
this guarantee, the repair or replacement of any part
shall be the opinion of the Company or its authorised
service centre. Should service become necessary
during the warranty period, the owner should contact
the customer service HELPLINE 1300 361 505 or
contact the retailer from whom the product was
purchased.
In order to obtain guarantee service, the owner must
present the sales docket and Guarantee Certificate to
confirm date of purchase. This product is sold by the
dealer or service centre as principal and the dealer
has no authority from the Company’s behalf except as
herein contained or herein referred to.
guarantee does not cover damage, malfunction or
failure resulting from misuse, neglect, abuse, or used
for a purpose for which it was not designed or is not
suited and no repairs, alterations or modifications
have been attempted by other than an authorised
service centre. This guarantee will not apply if the tool
is damaged by accident or if repairs arise from normal
wear and tear. The Company accepts no additional
liability pursuant to this guarantee for the costs of
travelling or transportation of the product or parts to
and from the service dealer or service centre - such
costs are not included in this guarantee.
Certain legislation, including the Trade Practices Act,
1974 (as amended) and other state and territorial laws
give rights to the buyer and impose liability on the
seller in certain circumstances. Nothing herein shall
have the effect of excluding, restricting or modifying
any condition, guarantee, right or liability imposed, to
the extent only that such exclusion, restriction or
modification would render any term herein void.
Guarantee Conditions
This guarantee only applies provided that the product
has been used in accordance with the manufacturer’s
recommendations under normal use and reasonable
care (in the opinion of the Company) and such
TECHTRONIC INDUSTRIES (AUSTRALIA) PTY. LTD.
Level 1, 660 Doncaster Road,
Doncaster, Victoria 3108,
Australia
Tel: 1300 361 505 Fax: 1800 807 993
www.ryobi.com.au
TECHTRONIC INDUSTRIES N.Z. LIMITED
Auckland: 27 Clemow Drive, Mt Wellington, N.Z.
Tel: (09) 573 0230 Free Call: 0800 279 624 Fax: (09) 573 0231
Contact during normal business hours.
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